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April 4, 2011 

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The National Council for Research on Women is a network of 120 leading research, policy and advocacy centers dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.



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NCRW 2011 Annual Conference  


Join the Women's Funding Network in partnership with the National Council for Research on Women for


The Power of Global Networks

April 7-9, 2011

Brooklyn, New York


The Conference Program will focus on how women's funds turn the conventional model of philanthropy upside down, radically changing the way individuals, corporations, foundations and governments invest in women and girls.


NCRW Members are eligible for the Women's Funding Network member rate of $615. We are also offering a flat stipend of $295 to offset the registration fee for a limited number of centers on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please contact for more information.

NCRW Economic Security Webinar   

Reimagining Poverty


Join us for our fifth webinar on pathways to greater economic security for women and their families. In presenting this webinar series, we aim to stimulate research ideas, identify areas for partnerships among researchers and members of the policy and advocacy community, and set an agenda towards greater social investments for low-income women and their families.


Melissa Boteach, Center for American Progress Action Fund 

Emily Ryder, Single Stop USA

Shyama Venkateswar, National Council for Research on Women (moderator)


If you are interested in participating in this webinar, email For more information on NCRW's economic security webinar series, click here.


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WOC Policy Network

Forward Thinking in Critical Times: TANF, Safety Nets, and A New Economy for All  

Join leading experts as they discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of the Temporary Assistance for Need Families program for low-income families and single women mothers; the challenges of linking TANF to anti-poverty efforts at the state and federal levels; and innovative public policies to help move families toward economic security. 

April 13, 2011, 3:00pm-4:30pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

RSVP here     

April 7th Coalition Rally with Planned Parenthood

On Thursday April 7th join the crowd gathering at 11:30am in front of the Capitol Building Reflecting Pool between 3rd and 4th St. as Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan take the stage with legislative leaders, allies, and celebrities as we ALL stand up for women's health. 


Click here to RSVP. For more information about the April 7th Lobby Day and Rally, contact, 202-973-4824. More details and an event map here.        


Author Series Event with Courtney E. Martin  



Author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists

Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.

Olin 120, Olin Hall


Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?


For more information or to register, contact:Joan Whalen

The Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College; 781-239-5001

Exhibition Celebration for Young Women Speaking the Economy  


Visit Young Women Speaking the Economy and meet 44 young women from 4 universities, who are collaborating with 4 museums on 4 continents to create this exhibition. Check out the project page to learn more and meet the participants- young women between the ages of 18 to 25 from Denmark, the Philippines, the Sudan and the U.S.


Join IMOW for the exhibition launch event, featuring special guest speaker, author and US President Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng! 


Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Mills College, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94613. 


This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to secure a seat

National Women's Law Center

Please help support the Center's efforts on behalf of the women at Wal-Mart and all women and girls nationwide.  


U.S. Supreme Court case Wal-Mart v. Dukes illuminates the fact that equal pay and a fair shot at promotion are still a dream for many working women across the country. The National Women's Law Center co-authored an amicus brief in Wal-Mart v. Dukes on behalf of 32 other organizations, setting out why the sexist treatment of Wal-Mart's female employees was clearly discriminatory and why the case is so important to working women everywhere. 


Please donate today. You can also watch Center Co-President Marcia Greenberger discussing the case on ABC Weekend News, NBC Nightly News, and PBS NewsHour.  


Rally for Girls' Sports: A Guide to Title IX for Parents, Coaches, and School Officials  


April 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Register today for this free webinar featuring a general overview of Title IX as it applies to sports, tips for recognizing Title IX problems and the opportunity to ask questions.


 "I Want My Million Dollars!"
Why Everyone Should Care about the Gender Wage Gap


Join Evelyn Murphy, Founder and President of The WAGE Project, Inc., as she guides you in understanding how the gender wage gap affects everyone and costs women more than a $1,000,000 over their lifetimes.


Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

UMass Boston, Chancellor's Conference Room

Quinn Administration Bldg., 3rd floor

(Refreshments will be served.)


RSVP here. Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, should visit before April 6, 2011.

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Center for Women's Global Leadership Welcomes U.S. Government Acceptance of Economic and Social Rights  

After a year of advocacy to get the United States government to pay attention to economic and social rights while reviewing its human rights progress, the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), based at Rutgers University, is thrilled that the U.S. has accepted the recommendation on decent work in its United Nations Universal Periodic Review. The acceptance of recommendation 92.113 by Norway regarding decent work corresponds with areas covered in CWGL's cluster report. The article states, "that further measures be taken in the areas of economic and social rights for women and minorities, including providing equal access to decent work and reducing the number of homeless people."   


Film Screening: Passionate Politics

This new film tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today. 


Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

A New One-Hour Documentary By Tami Gold

Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 6pm

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 


More details here  

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IWPR Research Finds Certified Class Action Lawsuits Reduce Employment Discrimination  


Drawing on research from an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) report released on March 28, IWPR submitted an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in their case against Wal-Mart for employment discrimination. On Tuesday, March 29, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (petitioners) v. Betty Dukes et al (respondents). The plaintiffs allege that decisions about pay and promotions at Wal-Mart were subjective, reflected sex bias, and led to lower earnings and opportunities for women.


IWPR research report, Ending Sex and Race Discrimination in the Workplace: Legal Interventions That Push the Envelope, finds that injunctive relief in certified class action settlements effectively tackles discrimination and bias in the workplace.  


Community Organizations Take Lead in Assisting Latina Immigrants Who Lack Access to Support Services  


A new report released on March 25 by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that nonprofit community and religious organizations have stepped in to assist Latina immigrants who face challenges such as lack of health care and violence at home or in the workplace. The efforts of these groups, however, may be limited by immigration enforcement and legislation. Click here to read Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change.

Nat. Women's Studies Association

How to Write Successful NSF ADVANCE Grants
Online Interactive Audiovisual Workshop  


The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to offer an interactive audiovisual workshop on how to successfully navigate the National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant process. ADVANCE grants are intended to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic and science engineering careers.

Register here.


Tuesday, April 26,
4:00-5:15 PM EST
FEE: $75 members, $100 non-members
Note: Fee is for a single computer connection  

Women's Sports Foundation

Funding For Elite Athletes Now Available!     

$100,000 available through the Travel & Training Fund Grant. The Women's Sports Foundation provides assistance to aspiring female athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings. Requests for assistance are considered for coaching, specialized training, equipment, attire and/or travel. We are currently accepting applications for the first funding cycle of 2011. Apply online here. Deadline: May 6, 2011.

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EPIC Awards Line Up Announced       

The 9th Annual EPIC Awards are just around the corner. We will honor Marie C. Wilson with an Impact Award for her work in women's leadership. Awardees also include Duane Baughman for Bhutto, Ben Hauser, Senior Producer of The Chelsea Baker Story, and Dee Rees, Writer and Producer of Pariah, featured in lastweek's New York Times. In addition, we will be honoring a young musician Gabi Wilson with the Barbie® "I Can Be" Award and she will perfom at the awards ceremony. 


April 7, 2011

IAC Headquarters

550 West 18th Street, New York, NY  


6:00 pm Cocktails

7:00 pm Dinner & Awards Ceremony

10:00 pm After Party! Join HBO's Boardwalk Empire star Aleksa Palladino, Voto Latino and Miss Representation. Tickets $25.

Buy tickets here.  

Ms. Foundation

Ending Street Harassment - The Next Step         

In a guest post before the first International Anti-Street Harassment Day (March 20), Sarah Blake and Emily May, of Ms. Foundation grantee Hollaback, wrote:

There is now rapidly building momentum for the movement to end street harassment around the world, and Hollaback has become a network supporting a multiplying number of local leaders around the world. ... Hollaback's volunteer leaders in twelve cities around the world are working to engage their own communities to challenge the attitudes, myths and assumptions that allow street harassment to remain a daily, global, reality.


Read Hollaback's full story and take action to support their work.

News from Beyond the Network 
Department of Labor Launches Mobile-Optimized Website to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the deadly fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new website and audio tour optimized for smartphones documenting that milestone in labor's history.